The latest Ford Ranger Raptor model is equipped with Unique Underbody Protection and a more powerful engine. What is the detailed information like? Let’s look at it.
It is undeniable, the Ford Ranger Raptor, applied the nomenclature of the F-150 Raptor known as “The World’s Most Extreme Production Truck.” Thus, it is undeniable that this one model is successful in combining its utility as a Pick-Up truck with top-level Off-Road performance. Even Ford itself claims the design of the new Line-Up is very thick with the DNA of Ford Performance.
Masculine, brutal and sturdy, that’s our first opinion to look at the exterior figure of the Ford Ranger Raptor. Even though it is not classified as an All-New or a new generation, we are quite amazed to see all the luxurious and masculine details embedded in every inch of the body. We call this a modified version of the Ford Ranger T6.
Just look at the front Grille, the Ford Ranger Raptor applies a Block-Letter Grille that reads Ford complete with detailed ornaments. From this point of view, those who look at his figure seem to know that this one car is not only tough but also ready to cross all roads easily. The front bumper also did not escape our observations, applying for the silver-plated Bash Plate with a thickness of 2.3 mm. This one feature provides a function to withstand all collisions from steep roads.
As for lighting problems, the Ford Ranger Raptor relies on three lights namely High-Intensity Discharge (HID) as the main lights, LED Fog Lamps and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). So, we can be sure you can go on a steep road even though the weather is cloudy or at night. This is quite interesting in our opinion.
To create durability on various roads, the Ford Ranger Raptor is also equipped with high-tech All-Terrain tires. The 33-inch tire made by BF Goodrich is claimed to have longer durability and appears 20 percent thicker than other manufacturer’s tires. Nothing wrong with it, if the Pick-Up of this one truck is now made more fierce in Off-Road activities.
Reaching into the rear body, you will be presented with LED Combination LED lights which are packed upright, giving the impression of masculine and modern simultaneously. The utility as a Pick-Up truck is equipped with a Tow Bar panel so that activities pulling vehicles or other cargo can take place more easily.
The body that is handsome and fierce, looks different when you look at the interior design of the Ford Ranger Raptor. The sporty, elegant and minimalist impression becomes the main atmosphere when entering the cabin. Quite surprising actually, but we think this is another nuance behind the name Ford.
We found three color combinations on the dashboard namely black as the main foundation, blue stitching like a sweetener and shiny chrome accents to reinforce the impression of luxury. Although presented with a wide dimension, but the dashboard feels very ergonomic. It can be proven in the placement of various features that are positioned near the driver. You name it, Touchscreen audio panel measuring 8 inches and the Dual-Zone cooling feature, feels very easily accessible to motorists.
The steering wheel is equally attractive, packed with a triple bar design combined with quality leather wrapping. Besides promising a comfortable grip, the steering wheel also looks sporty with blue stitching and a red stripe on the top side. Of course not why details like this are in fact able to give increased confidence for motorists.
The Multi-Information Display (MID) panel behind the steering wheel, has a size of 4.2 inches that is able to present the latest information about the condition of the vehicle. Interestingly again, the panel can be operated by pressing several buttons mounted on the steering wheel. We have even thought that this car is not just a Pick-Up car but has penetrated into urban utilities. Pretty interesting, right?
We also need to tell you that this car has a capacity of up to five people at once. With a two-line formation, the distance between the chairs is fairly spacious. Meanwhile, the seats are designed with quality leather wrapped in blue stitching, in harmony with the dashboard and steering wheel.
Now is the time to see the important thing from the Ford Raptor, which is its body capacity. With dimensions of body length 1,743 mm with a width of 1,560 mm, capable of providing more haulage. Indeed cars like this, are prioritized for transporting mining and plantation materials.
What about the Ford Ranger Raptor feature? Of course, the features and technology in this one model strongly support its capabilities as an Off-Road car as well as a Pick-Up truck. Let’s look at this in more depth.
Standard safety aspects applied to this car are complete Airbags, 3 Point Lap Sash Seat Belt, alarm sensor and MyKey. Interestingly, there is also an audio reminder system when the driver or passenger forgets to use a safety belt. Meanwhile, its utility as Advanced Off-Road is equipped with calibration technology Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Launch Assist (HLA). The technology mentioned is able to give the convenience of motorists in bulldozing heavy and steep roads.
On the dashboard, there is also a button to activate six driving modes such as Normal, Sport, Grass / Gravel / Snow, Mud / Sand / Rock, and Steel. Ford itself calls technology the Terrain Management System. Each mode has different settings, traction and speed changes. Normal mode is more for standard performance and Sport for the most impressive performance on asphalt roads.
Grass / Gravel / Snow itself is more prominent on grass, gravel or snow, where the suspension will appear softer. Different things are aimed at the Mud / Sand / Rock mode that appears tough on muddy roads, sand areas, and rocks. The most responsive mode you can feel in the choice of Baja whose name is inspired by the Baja 1000 Desert Race. This one mode is focused on sandy areas by offering high speed and increased responsive aspects.
In addition to offering a powerful performance on various roads, the Ford Ranger Raptor also does not forget to give entertainment features in the cabin. The 8-inch Touchscreen Head Panel Unit on the center side of the dashboard has a variety of interesting functions such as audio, video and navigation operations. Supported by two Tweeters and four Woofers, making his voice feel booming and clear. Certainly, you will feel comfortable to linger in the cabin. More than that, the audio panel also supports modern formats like CD, MP3, SYNC3, AppleCarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, DAB, Digital Radio and USB.
Ford Ranger Raptor engine
In addition to being strong in terms of design and utility, the Ford Raptor 2019 engine operation was also designed to be very tough. Relying on the 1,988 cc capacity, the engine also supports the diesel-powered Bi-Turbo configuration. Its torque capability at 500 Nm in the range of 1,750 to 2,000 Rpm, is quite extraordinary and suitable for crashing various roads. Supported by a greatest power surge of 157 kW equal to 3,750 Rpm, certainly, the Ford Ranger Raptor will win the competition in its class.
The 10-speed automatic transmission system successfully collaborated with Fox Racing Shox Dampers suspension and BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, maximizing its performance to easily explore mountains and hills. More than that, the performance of the diesel engine is also very economical with an estimated 8.2 Liter to reach 100 Km.